HGTV Magazine September 2021
HGTV Magazine is about real life at home. In every issue you'll find money-saving mini makeovers, simple ways to conquer clutter, smart DIY solutions, time-saving cleaning tricks, and so much more. Plus--see how the HGTV experts really live!
in this issue
7 things that are the coolest this month
1 Don’t put that patio umbrella away yet! You can still have fun in the sun—and the shade—all fall. PAGE 67 2 For a playful twist on motivational art, consider a wall hanging. I’d mix it into a gallery wall. PAGE 78 3 We rounded up the best old house buys, inspo for making that reno fantasy come true. PAGE 96 4 A scalloped edge adds even more fab to this tray. Your coffee table called; it wants one to corral the remotes. PAGE 25 5 Guess what? That isn’t ikat fabric, it’s tile. Just, whoa. PAGE 99 6 Throw pillows are our thing, which is why we challenged staffers to update theirs. Prepare to be awed. PAGE 20 7 Wallpaper: not just for walls! A bold floral print turned a basic wood dresser into a modern wonder. PAGE 39 ENJOY THE ISSUE! INSTAGRAM: @sarapeterson_hgtv…
blast from the past
mini makeovers, maximum punch We’re all for gut renos, but we consider small-scale redos equally exciting: What easier way to perk up a place? It’s why we encouraged you to elevate your pens-and-pencils container to a whimsical cup, wrap a plain lampshade with yarn in shades of blue, and attach jumbo pom-poms to your throw pillows. The possibilities are as endless as the ooh-ness. there’s a cute one of those, too Our market editors have always been pros at finding the most adorable varieties of everyday stuff. Along with this bread-shaped plate (for a similar look, try Stonewell Kitchen), some other legendary faves include a pineapple-shaped hamper (from Pottery Barn Teen), Popsicle string lights (Ooga Lights), a USA-shaped pillow (Love California on Etsy), even a pink garden hose (Garden Glory). playing with every pattern Stripes,…
wow! what color is that?
fairy glen BY PRATT & LAMBERT “I like my tiniest clients to have a say in their spaces, so purple walls and a teal headboard it was for this young girl’s room. Lilac is a great shade for a kid because it’s youthful now, but it’s sophisticated enough to grow with her.” —Laura Ellis Barnes, @houseof_barnes, Tulsa, OK cream yellow+ poppy BY BENJAMIN MOORE “For the main bathroom of two color-loving homeowners, we chose a red that’s as bold as its name. The soft yellow on the wall is a perfect complement—it doesn’t compete with the vanity, but it still holds its own.” —Michael Winn and Jennifer Hall, Winn Design + Build, Falls Church, VA green smoke BY FARROW & BALL “Hazy green was just the shade I needed to give a new kitchen lasting freshness. Paired with a white…
IN THIS ISSUE
10 super-wow things to do with painter’s tape
1 DIY a giant calendar. On a bare wall, make a grid that has seven squares across and six squares going down using ScotchBlue Sharp Lines Painter’s Tape (the Edge-Lock technology seals out paint to deliver sharp paint lines). Fill in with chalkboard or dry-erase paint. Once paint is dry, add events and to-dos with colorful chalk or dry-erase markers. 2Give a chair a dipped look. Tape off the top half of all four legs, then paint the bottoms—seriously cute. 3 Make shelving stand out. Paint only the edges of open shelving. Place strips of painter’s tape on the areas above and below before you do it. After, prepare for compliments. 4 Paint a faux headboard. Redecorate your bedroom without spending big bucks. Just outline the shape of a headboard on the wall…
staff sofa challenge
all punched up “My black-and-white pillow blend was due for a fun refresh, and a classic slipcovered sofa is a great blank canvas. I went in the opposite direction with pumped-up colors inspired by nature. The greens and yellows are like a citrusy cocktail in pillow form—instant happiness”— Kate Doherty, market director total style score “The furniture in our place is a mix of traditional and modern, and my wife and I never found pillows that worked with that. After lots of scrolling, we chose designs that span different time periods and grounded them with solids. Who knew that shag and wavy lines could be in again?!”— Scott Dvorin, deputy art director finally looking finished “When I bought this sofa three years ago, I switched up the covers on the two pillows that came with…